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Reclaiming History Audiobook

Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

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Publisher's Summary

Polls reveal that 85 percent of Americans believe there was a conspiracy behind Lee Harvey Oswald. Some even believe Oswald was entirely innocent. In this encyclopedic, absorbing audiobook, Vincent Bugliosi shows how the public has come to believe such lies about the day that changed the course of history.

Bugliosi has devoted almost 20 years of his life to this project, and is determined to show that, despite the overwhelming popular perception, Oswald killed Kennedy and acted alone.

The brilliant prosecutor of Charles Manson and the man who forged an ironclad case of circumstantial guilt around O. J. Simpson in his best-selling Outrage, Bugliosi is perhaps the only man in America capable of "prosecuting" Oswald for the murder of President Kennedy. Reclaiming History is a narrative compendium of fact, ballistic evidence, reexamination of key witnesses, and common sense. Every detail and nuance is accounted for, every conspiracy theory revealed as a fraud upon the American public.

Bugliosi's irresistible logic, relentless pursuit of the truth, and command of the evidence shed fresh light on this American nightmare, providing a new understanding of what did and did not happen in Dallas on November 22, 1963. At last we know what really happened. At last it all makes sense.

©2007 Vincent Bugliosi. All rights reserved; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Vincent Bugliosi is an American master of common sense, a punishing advocate and a curmudgeonly refreshing voice of reason....With this work, Bugliosi has definitively explained the murder that recalibrated modern America. It is a book for the ages." (Los Angeles Times Book Review)

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    Tad Davis 10-12-07
    Tad Davis 10-12-07
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    "Riveting"

    Bugliosi's matter-of-fact, minute-by-minute account of the assassination is riveting. Obviously from other comments here, not everyone had the same response; I can only speak for myself. I found it difficult to pause the narrative, willing to listen for minutes and then hours past my usual threshold. When Bugliosi came to the Tippett murder, I felt like I was standing on the corner, another eye-witness. (Edward Hermann's narration, by the way, is first-rate.)

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Nicola Davis, CA, USA 05-16-09
    Nicola Davis, CA, USA 05-16-09
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    "JFK assasination through the eyes of a prosecutor"

    Bugliosi analyzes the JFK assassination using as if it were a simple murder investigation basing his conclusions on facts and not speculation. He lays out a complete time line of the day of the murder, provides motives and evidence for Lee Harvey Oswald being the lone assassin, and shows that conspiracy theorist often rely on long debunked false information on which to base their outlandish claims. The only complaint is that the audio book is abridged.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    David Taoyuan HsienTaiwan 06-03-07
    David Taoyuan HsienTaiwan 06-03-07
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    "Entertaining Defense of Warren Report"

    This is a minute by minute recounting of what happened that horrible day in Dallas as reconstructed from the Warren Commission Report and reliable sources since. The narration was terrific, but the content was somewhat disappointing. At times it sounded like a "We Were There" historical-fiction book. To those familiar with Bugliosi's previous works, it is not as devastating and persuasive as say his other book, Outrage -- the magnificent deconstruction of the OJ trial.

    Nevertheless, Bugliosi is one of the finest legal minds in the US today. This book will be scorned and largely discounted by all those who have already invested a lot of reputation in asserting that Kennedy was murdered by a group of conspirators.

    15 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    John Austin, TX, United States 08-07-08
    John Austin, TX, United States 08-07-08
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    "riveting"

    After listening to this first rate analysis of the assassination and various conspiracies you'll be hard pressed not to laugh in anyone's face that thinks Oswald didn't do it alone. Some say Bugliosi is too smarmy in his deflections, but honestly, after the nonsense has persisted for this long, I don't blame him. Great listen, download it now and put this case to rest for good.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Washougal, WA United States 07-10-08
    Ryan Washougal, WA United States 07-10-08 Member Since 2008
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    "I was convinced Kennedy was shot by more than 1."

    I have gone as far as visiting the Dallas site of the shooting. I thought I was well informed. But a year or so ago I saw a special on one of the science chanels that stated the seat for the gov was not directly in front of Kennedy as I was lead to believe from all the conspircy theories. A simple view of the limo at Parkland would show that to be a huge error! I then had doubts about a conspircy. After this read, I am firmly convinced that Oswald was the shooter and that the Warren report was very well done.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    PAUL surprise, az, United States 09-07-16
    PAUL surprise, az, United States 09-07-16 Member Since 2011

    my ipod and audible make the daily 10 mile walks a "breeze"....

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    "Enjoyable look at history..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Reclaiming History to be better than the print version?

    don't know...never read the print edition


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Bugliosi sure makes a compelling argument to discount all of the "doubters" about the assassination....


    Which scene was your favorite?

    nothing in particular....


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "pay attention"...you might learn something.


    Any additional comments?

    really enjoyed the description of all of the events leading up to...during...and following the assassination and thru the death of oswald.....then the books pace slowed down with all of the warren reporting...etc....overall...a very good book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Liezel Lowe 09-01-16
    Liezel Lowe 09-01-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Superlative"

    The case against Oswald as the lone assassin is set out logically and in a very compelling manner. Bugliosi's research, sources and common sense states the case in an unambiguous way. It is refreshing to listen to a work of non-fiction that is not coloured by the author's subjective relationship to the subject. Kudos to mr. Bugliosi!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alexandre São Paulo, Brazil 07-29-16
    Alexandre São Paulo, Brazil 07-29-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Really opens your eyes. Even of you do not agree"

    The critical thinking and the author incentive for us to use logic, critical thinking and a good measure of doubt is excellent in itself.

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    Robert Adlam New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand 12-10-15
    Robert Adlam New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand 12-10-15
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    "Disappointed with content"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I was very disappointed that there is substantial parts of the Hardcover copy's content missing from the audio version of this book.


    Would you recommend Reclaiming History to your friends? Why or why not?

    Although there is content missing I would recommend this book to many of my friends.


    What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

    The narrator Edward Herrmann does a superb job reading the content.


    Any additional comments?

    I initially wished to purchase the Kindle version of this book to complement my hardcover copy of the title. Unfortunately I am unable to purchase this title in e-book format in NZ, so I was pleased to have access to this audio version. I wonder if the Kindle version is also missing some of the text like this audio version??

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 08-05-15
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 08-05-15 Member Since 2016

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Comprehensive with amazing detail"

    I have read a lot around this subject, but this book really fills in so much detail around the events. The painstaking detail is so comprehensive that this must be THE book for a blow-by-blow account of the day. Absolutely fascinating and well presented.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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